Don’t end your year until you’ve taken this critical step

With Christmas rushing ever closer, I’m sure you’re busy turning your attention to the festivities, parties, and downtime with the people you love. But before you down tools for the year, can I encourage you to reflect on the time that’s passed first Looking back to see what went well (and what didn’t) is vital […]

Summer HR Horror Stories – And How To Avoid Them In Your Business

Any time of the year brings challenges for business owners when it comes to managing a team of people, and the summer is no different. Everyone might be in a slightly better mood when the sun starts to shine, but there are potential issues that you need to be aware of to ensure the smooth […]

How To Get Your Staff Back On Track After Summer Holidays

The summer months aren’t best known for being the most productive of seasons in the workplace. With many staff members heading off on holiday, or dreaming of more exotic locations than your offices, output can often take a bit of a slide in the wrong direction. It’s not long though until we hit the final […]

UK City of Culture 2021 – Opt HR are backing the bid for Coventry to win!!

Opt HR is proud to be backing Coventry’s bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021. We have recently joined so many other business owners and organisations in Coventry to support the bid which means we are contributing to the city’s effort to become UK City of Culture, a title currently held by Hull. Rachel Wade, […]

Companies With Women Executives Perform Better – So Why Has Representation Stagnated?

The results of the recent Pipeline’s Women Count survey have been published, and they raise some pretty interesting and important questions about female leadership, and the progress we’re making towards ensuring that women are given the opportunity to thrive in senior roles. It was found that FTSE 350 companies with no women on the leadership […]

Could Pawternity Leave Be The Next Big Thing?

According to the RSPCA, around a half of UK households own a pet. Though there’s no legal right for employers to give their staff time off to look after an ill animal, or to help a new puppy settle in at their new home, ‘pawternity’ leave is something that’s being discussed more and more. Though […]

Brexit Update – Repeal Bill Confirms No Immediate Changes To Workers’ Rights

The Repeal Bill, otherwise known as the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill was published last month, and the 66-page document confirmed that EU-derived legislation including the Working Time Directive, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and TUPE will continue to apply once the UK leaves the EU. Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis, […]

Has The Taylor Review Failed Workers In The Gig Economy?

The Taylor Review was hotly anticipated, and the findings were finally published last month. Commission by the Prime Minister back in October, the intention of the report was to take a look at how employment practices need to change in order to keep up with modern business models. It intended to address, amongst other things, […]

Should You Have A Summer Dress Code For Your Employees?

There are some pretty weighty issues kicking around in the world of employment at the moment. We’re still in the dark about what will happen as a result of Brexit. No one really knows just yet how the new government will be assembled. But the temperatures have been hitting some pretty lofty heights recently, so […]

Should You Send Your Staff Home If It’s Too Hot?

We appear to be right in the middle of a heat wave here in the UK, and there’s no telling how long it’s likely to last. In fact, you often can’t even rely on the weathermen to give you an accurate outlook, so it’s just a case of enjoying it while you can, or if […]

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